John Bowden

University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine

Address: University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1333 Center Dr., Gainesville, FL 32610


Ph.D., 2008, Analytical Chemistry, University of Florida

Research Interests

  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental forensics
  • Metabolomics and lipidomics for human and environmental health assessments
  • 'omics' measurement
  • Exposomics
  • Identifying and measuring chemicals of emerging concern
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Pre-analytical strategies

Current research projects

  • Examining the environmental disease pansteatitis in South Africa in fish and crocodiles
  • Applying small molecule 'omics' strategies for evaluating both human and environmental health
  • Development of an exposome platform and model system
  • Development of a multi-omics approach for health assessments of important sentinel species (e.g., corals, fish, alligators, dolphins)
  • Evaluating and improving omics measurement practices (e.g., pre-analytical steps, data handling, etc.)
  • Screening environmental samples for new chemicals of emerging concern


  • J. T. Bangma; I. Christie; B. Finell; J. L. Reiner; J. A. Bowden; R. H. Lowers; A. M. Brunell; M. Jones; M. P. Guillette; P. M. Wilkinson; T. R. Rainwater; and L. J. Guillette Jr. Perfluorinated Alkyl Acids in the Plasma of American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) from Florida and South Carolina. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (in press).
  • T. Cantu; J. A. Bowden; J. Scott; M. Guillette; K. Huncik; and L. J. Guillette, Jr. Eicosanomics: A novel technique to assess changes in multiple classes of eicosanoids during embryonic development in the chorioallantoic membrane of American alligators. General and Comparative Endocrinology (in press).  doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.07.006.
  • J. A. Bowden; S. E. Somerville; T. M. Cantu; M. Guillette, H. Botha; A. S. P. Boggs, and L. J. Guillette.  Investigation of a Portable Lipid-Based Analyzer for On-Site Detection of Pansteatitis in the Whole Blood of Healthy and Diseased Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus). Analytical Methods (2016) DOI: 10.1039/C6AY00446F.
  • J. A. Bowden; T. M. Cantu; S. E. Somerville; M. Guillette, H. Botha; J. Tucker; W.  Luus-Powell; D. Pienaar; D. Govender; W. Smit; J. Myburgh; and L. J. Guillette. Blood chemistry analysis of healthy and Pansteatitis-affected Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) from Loskop Dam, Mpumulanga, South Africa. PLoS ONE (2016) DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0153874.
  • K. A. McCoy; A. Roark; A. Boggs; J. A. Bowden; L. Cruz; H. Hamlin; J. McCoy; N. A. McNabb;A. Wenzel; C. E. Williams; and S. Kohno. Integrative and comparative reproductive biology: from alligators to xenobiotics. General and Comparative Endocrinology (2016) In Press. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.03.026.
  • A. M. Temkin; R. R. Bowers; M. E. Magaletta; S. Holshouser, A. Maggi; P. Ciana; L. J. Guillette; J. A. Bowden; J. E. Baatz; D. D. Spyropoulos. Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DOSS; CAS #577-11-7) a major dispersant component is an obesogen. Environmental Health Perspectives 124(1), 112-119 (2015).
  • J. A. Bowden; T. M. Cantu; D. M. Scheidt; R. Lowers; B. Nocito; V. Young; and L. J. Guillette. An examination of metals from aerospace-related activity in surface water samples from sites surrounding the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida. Environmental Science & Technology 48(9), 4672-4680 (2014).